Study on High Speed Machining Strategies for Mold
The advantages and current problems for the application of high-speed machining technology in mold manufacturing are discussed. The requirements of mold high-speed machining for tool paths are summarized. Using the software of Cimatron E7.0，the NC program of the outer mold for a car engine’s V8 intake manifold is analyzed and optimized designed. Programming technology and optional of cutters have been introduced in detail. In the high speed milling stages, using the new cutters, the hardened mold can be machined to reach the required size, shape and surface roughness, and the machining time is reduced greatly. The method of making high speed NC template based on the software Cimatron E7.0. is introduced. Using this method, the maching efficiency is improved greatly, and the mold’ s surface quality better.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang, Jeng-Haur Horng and Zichen Chen
Y. X. Liu et al., "Study on High Speed Machining Strategies for Mold", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 591-593, pp. 468-471, 2012